What is
EnsoSleep AI Scoring?

As an artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare technology company, we are often asked general questions about our AI Scoring software and how it works. Many in the sleep industry wonder how EnsoSleep AI Scoring compares to auto scoring products they have experienced in the past. To answer these questions, we compiled an AI Scoring FAQ with some of the most common questions we hear from sleep professionals interested in our AI technology.

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What is AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the general field of study at the intersection of statistics, software development and theoretical computer science. AI developers ideate different algorithmic approaches using large data sets to create machines with a certain level of intelligence.

What is Machine Learning (ML)?

Machine Learning (ML) is a subset of AI, and refers to a collection of methods that enable an algorithm to execute specific tasks without being explicitly programmed. An ML algorithm learns relationships within the observed data in order to make predictions on newly collected data.

What is EnsoSleep AI Sleep Scoring?

AI Sleep Scoring is the automated event detection and analysis of PSG or HSAT data performed by AI Scoring software, like EnsoSleep. The AI does this by analyzing the waveform data of sleep tests and providing an AI scored study for a registered clinician to review.

EnsoSleep is an FDA cleared AI Scoring software that automates sleep staging and event detection for patients ages 13 and up. EnsoSleep integrates with the sleep lab’s existing software and devices, automatically detecting studies that require scoring. EnsoSleep analyzes and scores the studies, then places them back into the existing scoring workflow.

Metrics based on 81,805 epochs, across 100 adult PSGs, with double-blind review*:

diagnostic AHI severity agreement
sleep disordered breathing event agreement
sleep staging agreement

How is AI Scoring Different from Auto Scoring?

How is AI Scoring Different from Auto Scoring?

Auto Scoring

Auto scoring solutions are developed using traditional software-assisted programming, where humans “code” or “write” individual rules that are applied to sleep study data to generate answers. The number of rules that have to be coded to account for the high level of variability in sleep data makes traditional software-assisted auto scoring approaches unsuitable for sleep studies, often causing sleep technologists and clinicians to spend more time correcting errors than they saved from the auto scored study.

AI Scoring

In contrast to traditional programming, EnsoData’s AI scoring solution, EnsoSleep, uses a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) called Machine Learning (ML). ML solutions do not require humans to individually code all the rules. Instead, ML software learns from the answers (aka, sleep studies scored and interpreted by board certified clinicians), and uses that information to develop an unlimited number of rules based on patterns in the previously scored studies.

AI Scoring Continues to Learn and Improve with More Data

EnsoSleep continues to improve over time. As sleep techs make edits to studies previously scored by EnsoSleep, the algorithm learns how to make its rules better. EnsoData works with sleep centers to configure EnsoSleep to each sleep lab’s preferences, including snore settings, leg movements, desaturation thresholds and more, (within AASM scoring guidelines). As a result, EnsoSleep AI Scoring is more sophisticated, consistent, and adaptable than traditional software-assisted auto scoring solutions.

Can EnsoSleep score HSATs?

Yes, EnsoSleep scores home sleep apnea tests (HSATs). In fact, AI Scoring makes at-home testing more scalable and profitable for providers as it simultaneously improves consistency and reduces time spent scoring.

How does EnsoSleep integrate with sleep devices and software?

EnsoSleep works behind-the-scenes, integrating with leading PSG and HSAT software and devices. Working directly with your software, EnsoSleep automatically detects studies that need scoring, analyzes them, and places them back into the existing scoring workflow.

How does AI sleep scoring compare to outsourcing sleep study scoring?​

Because EnsoSleep is interoperable with the leading medical software and devices, your workflow will be virtually identical to your current set-up when you add EnsoSleep, regardless of the device or platform you use!

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How does AI sleep scoring compare to outsourcing sleep study scoring?​

“After switching to EnsoSleep AI Scoring, iSleep experience an 80% reduction in the time spent scoring home sleep tests.”

Sleep scoring solutions powered by AI drive better turnaround times for understaffed sleep centers. In this case study, see how a 4-location sleep practice reduced patient times from weeks to same-day results:

“Leveraging Cutting Edge Sleep scoring AI Saves iSleep Time.”

What are the key benefits of AI-enabled scoring?​​

  • More consistent scoring

  • Increasing revenue or testing volume

  • Standardizing scoring across locations

  • Faster scoring

  • Reducing outsourcing expenses

  • Cutting into patient backlog

  • Enhancing patient experience

  • Scaling number of patients

  • Increasing reimbursements

Where else can I learn more about EnsoSleep AI Scoring?

The following resources are helpful for learning more about EnsoData, and our AI scoring solution, EnsoSleep:

• Read our EnsoSleep White Paper which provides an overview of our waveform AI scoring solution for sleep clinics.

• Peruse our educational sleep webinars. We have a variety of topics designed to provide relevant content to the sleep medicine community.

• AI-enabled software has transformed a number of sleep clinics. Download our EnsoSleep case studies to read each story.

• Want to see our published scientific papers in sleep research? Check out our publications page for articles dating back to our inception in 2015.

We hope this helps you understand artificial intelligence sleep scoring a bit more, but if we didn’t answer your question, please, let us know what it is in the form above. Thank you.

* See our Compliance page for the EnsoSleep Performance Document.

Do you have additional questions?

Please contact us directly at team@ensodata.com or simply fill out our form. A team member will reach out to schedule a 30-minute online consultative meeting and demo at your convenience. During the meeting, we’ll discuss the unique needs of your clinic and demonstrate how EnsoSleep’s AI scoring fits into your current workflow.

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Simplify and accelerate the sleep testing, diagnosis and treatment workflow for sleep clinicians and sleep labs with one cloud-based solution for sleep study viewing, editing, and reporting.

EnsoSleep FDA cleared AI-assisted sleep scoring and analysis solution  automates the scoring of studies, and reduces the time RPSGTs spend scoring PSGs and HSATs. Consistent, reliable results provide clinicians with more time to expand patient care, improve outcomes and treat more patients. 

EnsoSleep produces an accurate Total Sleep Time (TST) for HSAT devices that do not calculate a measurement of sleep time. Including TST results in improved diagnostic accuracy for clinicians and patients and potential increased reimbursements.

Support the entire sleep team and improve the in-lab patient experience by providing scoring summary data just minutes after live sleep study recording. EnsoSleep Realtime Scoring optimizes the sleep lab workflow for split-night criteria, optimal titration pressure, or diagnostic on-the-fly scoring.